Mental health services available to students

Alisa Wylie made this Freedom of Information request to The Robert Gordon University as part of a batch sent to 16 authorities

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In 2016-2017, how many students accessed mental welfare counselling services and how long did it take for them to access these services after raising an issue? Are there any reports or statistics that indicate how effective the counselling services have been for students struggling with their mental health?
Yours faithfully,
Alisa Wylie

FOI, The Robert Gordon University

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Dear Applicant

 

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the University under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002,  it
is being dealt with and you will hear from us shortly.

 

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Ian Croft (sppd), The Robert Gordon University

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Dear Alisa

 

(13/06) FOI Request 190518-1 Mental health services

 

Please find in Blue below the University's response to your recent request
for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information Requested:

 

No of students who accessed mental health welfare 2016-17

196

How long did it take for them to access

All students
who request
an
appointment
are
initially
seen by the
Student
Wellbeing
Advisor
within two
weeks of
making
contact with
the service.
A CORE
evaluation
sheet is
completed. 
If the
student
scores
Medium to
High an
appointment
will be
offered with
a Counsellor
within one
week.
Low risk
students are
generally
seen within
one month of
their
appointment
with the
Student
Wellbeing
Advisor. 
Wellbeing
Drop in
Sessions are
available
for students
on a
Wednesday
evening.
One duty
appointment
is available
for students
who need to
be seen
urgently
from Monday
to Friday.
The
University's
Student
Counselling
& Wellbeing
Centre
supports
students
with varying
issues that
may be
concerning
them.
All
applicants
who disclose
to the
Disability &
Dyslexia
Centre are
contacted at
the point of
offer and
offered an
appointment
with the
Centre.

Reports or statistics on effectiveness

Nil – I give notice under section 17 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 this is information not held

 

 

 

 

 

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Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the following address:

 

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, 

Kinburn Castle, 

Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, 

Fife KY16 9DS 

 

Telephone: 01334 464610 

Fax: 01334 464611 

E-mail: [3][email address]

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This concludes the University’s response to your enquiry.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ian Croft

Information Governance and Complaints Officer

Robert Gordon University

Garthdee House Annexe

Garthdee Road

Aberdeen

AB10 7QB

[email address]

 

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